Hales Franciscan holds off Breese Central in third place game
Cougars allow athletic Spartans to shine in 80-70 loss; Central ends season 30-5
Red Devils' ride has Storm-y ending
Salt Fork "stick's it" to Sesser-Valier with "blizzard" like defensive effort in title game win
Central can't overcome mistakes; rally falls just short
Manual nails free throws in final quarter to advance to 2A title game
Red Devils go "Wire-to-Wire" in semifinal win
Matyi scored 29-points, grabs 15-rebounds in 58-40 win over cold shooting Madison
Cougars near "purr-fect" late defensively in Super win
Breese Central rallies past Murphysboro with big second half stand, 53-42; Peoria Manual awaits
Sesser-Valier outlasts Woodlawn in overtime
Red Devils win rubber game with Cards; punch ticket to Peoria; Hammond nets 25 in Woodlawn loss
S-V, Matyi, "mash" Meridian
Senior forward scores 42 as Red Devils rally for sectional title triumph; Bobcats finish 29-2
Red Devils reach sectional final
Matyi pours in 29 in 52-42 Sesser-Valier win over Carrier Mills; Kirkland ends career with 16
Meridian struggles, advances to sectional final
Bobcats big second quarter is difference maker in 55-52 win; Trico bows out at 21-10
Nashville, Herrin, Eldorado and Red Hill Sectional events highlight busy week in Southern Illinois
Woodlawn rallies for regional title triumph
Cards big second quarter changes momentum; Verhines' 22-points leads team back to Red Hill
Sesser-Valier moves to title game
Red Devils romp past Crab Orchard; Matyi dominates with 31; face rival Waltonville Friday night
Odin takes care of South Central
Eagles move on to semifinals behind Parrish 26; Tharp scores 25 for Cougars in losing effort
Century rally falls just short
Waltonville holds off upset bid; improved to 21-6; Wyatt leads all scorers with 19 for Century
Waltonville notches 20th win on senior night
Spartans build big lead, coast home 66-52; Lewis leads winners with 19; WC falls to 18-8
Murphysboro puts away Rangers "quick"
Red Devils remove all doubt early, bombard Benton 68-36; O. Jarrett tops scoring list with 18
Madison takes shootout win over host Spartans
Trojans survive late Waltonville come-back in overtime victory; Goreville, Cairo also triumph
Woodlawn stays unbeaten in MTC with road win
Cards outlast upset-minded Wayne City; Wiggs scores 20; Hammond, Verhines add 17 and 13
Meridian holds off CM in finale
Bobcats use two big offensive runs in win; improve to 22-1 on the season
NCOE, Crab Orchard notch wins in late games; Shootout ends in 4-4 draw
Woodlawn hammers home 63-41 win @ S-V
Four Cardinals hit for double-figures in easy road triumph; Win streak reaches 11-straight
Cisne needs overtime to down Dieterich
Byars, Hyder score 27-points each; Billington nails two free throws with :01 left in OT for win
Teutopolis nabs NTC title
Late run, stingy defense pushes 'Shoes past St. Anthony; Neoga, Dieterich grab hardware
These Cards are "comeback kids"
NCOE rallies from 19-points down to stun Crab Orchard; Will play for title on Monday
NCOE, Crab Orchard pick-up easy wins @ GEC
Cardinals take down Hardin County; Trojans wrap up win late over Pope County
Breese Central mauls Hornets; win second consecutive NIT
Cougars roll behind strong defensive effort; Mater Dei, Waltonville, Gibault post final day wins
Pinckneyville keeps streak alive; foils Carlyle upset bid in OT
Host Rangers surprise Sesser-Valier; Ham Co. keeps Okawville winless @ BIT
Harrisburg thumps CWC, stands 2-0 @ CWCIT
Mt. Vernon (IN.) tops Fairfield; East Richland handles Mt. Carmel; both stay unbeaten in tourney
Altamont handles visiting Patoka with ease
Indians jump out to quick early lead in 67-34 romp; Suckow, McGinnis lead the way
Woodlawn overcomes shaky start; romps past Odin
Cardinals pull away in second half for 68-50 win; Improve to 9-5 overall - 4-0 in MTC play
Blackcats outwork S-V in non-conference win
Goreville shocks the Red Devils 56-51; Sopczak, Shadowens pace Blackcats with 16 and 13 points
Wesclin rides early start to post shootout win over Waltonville
Wilken scores 26-points, Kunz adds double-double in 76-69 victory; Breese Central edges MV
Columbia jumps on Carlyle early; cruises to easy win
O'Connor nets 18-points; Eagles improve to 11-4 with 52-37 win; Carlyle falls to 3-10
Harris, Mallow lead Herrin to road victory
Tigers improve to 9-5 with 58-49 win over host Du Quoin; Harris scores 21-points, Mallow adds 10
Waltonville blankets Bulldogs in S-V title win
Spartans strong defensive effort leads to 68-61 victory; S-V, Goreville, Century win on final day
Meridian nabs EHT crown with late rally
11-1 run in final 2:50 gives Bobcats their first Eldorado crown since 1976
Comets shine bright in second half, burn Shelbyville 76-54
Widdersheim nets 36 in S-S win; Flora, Wesclin in title contention; Pana keeps pace with two wins
Eldorado/Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Previews
Spartans knock down free throws, knock off Ham Co.
Waltonville outscores Foxes 24-6 from the line; Griesemer records double-double in loss
Trojans weather Tornadoes' storm, take first ever WC title
Crab Orchard moves to 14-0 behind Johnson's 25 points, late free throws; Ed Co., WC post wins
Fairfield outlasts Hamilton County in 2OT
Mules overcome shooting woes, improve to 3-0 in the BDC East; Foxes commit 23 turnovers in loss
Crab Orchard stays undefeated @ WC Tourney
Trojans romp past Grayville; Edwards County, Z-R, Patoka triumphant in first day contests
Waltonville shuts down rival Cardinals
Wheatley scores 28 points; Spartans pressure Woodlawn into 22 turnovers in 69-57 win
Unbeaten Trico wears championship crown
Thies drills home 33 points; Pioneers rally past Red Bud to cap 5-0 week at PIT
Rockets grab tourney title at home
Okawville rolls past New Athens; Six players eight points or more key 67-51 win
Sesser-Valier gets revenge, Christopher title
Justin Matyi hits game-winner in win over Z-R; Cobden, Christopher, Webber Township post wins
Crab Orchard romps past Dongola, wins own Turkey Tourney
Hardin County slips past Gallatin County to finish second; Joppa knocks off Pope County
Z-R advances to Christopher title game
Cobden rally falls short; Christopher reaches consolation championship game
Hardin Co., Crab Orchard, Gallatin Co. post wins
Cougars rally for victory over Joppa; Trojans, Hawks both 2-0 after lop-sided triumphs
ABV 11th Annual Preview

Good Morning!
The ABV 11th Annual Preview is ready.
I hope that you enjoy this look at over 100 boy's high school basketball teams in 11 Conferences and one outstanding group of Independents.
After going through preview questionnaires and stat sheets from last season this preview encompasses nearly 50 Illinois counties and hundreds of players.
Unfortunately for me there are still schools that for one reason or another refuse to cooperate.
ABV feels for them but mostly for their kids that don't get to see their names posted on this site.
For what it matters, more questionnaires were sent back than at any time during my years of putting this together.
Since some of them came in early - many of the players might either be missing or some might be mentioned that for one reason or another didn't go out for the team.
In any case - here it is.
Don't forget to check out my preseason rankings that won't again be updated until January.
As for the schedules they will not be updated for at least another week.
ABV has a problem with people taking my schedules and using them for their own profit.
ABV will not comment further. The schedules will be posted at a later date and time
Click on the links above for Previews and Rankings..
Thank you for checking out this preview.
See you at the gym.

Jack Bullock
Editor/Web Publisher www.abaselineview.com